A CALL to remember

CAM01897[1]THE security guard gave me a stern look as I walked in the entrance hall. My companion said, “we’re here for check-up, our organization is responsible for her so I need to accompany her…” Then with a slight smile, a more relaxed expression, the man said, “oh, I know her! I can recognize her by her eyes!” (I am probably the only Asian patient so far in that hospital.) In three months I had visited the hospital twice. Once in January and the second time in March.

The first time I was diagnosed with Gastritis. Two months later with Bronchitis. The doctors and the hospital staff at the out-patient-section are already familiar faces. I wasn’t only there for a short time but had to spend an entire day for consultation, medications, and observation, then consultation again. I had never spent that long in a hospital in my life. “There’s always a first time,” the doctor told me on my second visit as I was taking nebulization to improve my breathing caused by bronchitis.

I praise God for the experience. I praise the Creator for choosing me to be in that situation. It was hard especially that I am away from home. There were times I wished that my parents were with me, especially this March when the doctor required me to be on bed rest for three days (to one week). I felt useless, thinking that I am giving much burden to my placement site for not reporting and participating those days.

I praise God that although my parents were not with me, God provided me with friends who took care of me. My supervisors in CEPALC were always checking on me. My workmates were calling and continually encouraging me. And church friends were there to pray with me. During that time I can see God’s warm embrace through the people He used. Continue reading

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The Philippines: A Century Hence -In honor of our national hero’s day (Ang Pilipinas sa ika-gatusan ka tuig)

Ang sinulat ni Jose Rizal nga The Philippines: A Century Hence nagpakita og usa ka liberal nga panglantaw ni Jose P. Rizal kon unsa ang Pilipinas sa ika-gatusan ka tuig niini. Dayag og tataw kaayo ang mga ideya nga mamahimong dangatan sa minahal natong nasud og kini pwede nga; (1) ang Pilipinas magpabiling ginsakpan sa Espanya apan magkamaayo ang buot niini sa iyang mga mansakopay; (2) putlon sa Pilipinas ang kon unsa nga nagkaw-it niini sa iyang mga mansakopay pinaagi sa usa ka bayolente nga paagi; (3) o kondili man mamahimo kitang ginsakpan sa lain nga nasud. Continue reading